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by senate the refinery in malaysia. but a group of activists and local residents are against that move. we have this report from malaysia. kayaker from rainforest to refineries, but at what cost? too high, shop these activists. they are fighting plans to open an australian refinery for rare earth minerals pit nearby. gendarme the court is still blocking the project. the government says it has been thoroughly scrutinized and will be stay. hobbies as 17 elements are found in many places. p.j. get these 17 elements are found in many places but all are only refight in china, a messy, polluted prospect. the australian company line s hopes this, largest growers plant outside china will break that monopoly. -- largest rare earth plant outside china. could need up to one-third of a man outside china these essential minerals. the company says it has passed every test every environmental question put to it and it is making the case for two years, yet it has gained very little traction with a local population that simply does not trust the country or malaysian authorities are supposed to regulate it.
to school. >> today is a lesson in the local language. in one fifth of afghan women can read or write, but that is a big improvement from a decade ago. the schools in remote areas are helping. there is a big turnout for the launch of this government school. 3 million afghan girls are getting some education. it still leaves 2 million that have never been the class. but attitudes are changing. >> hi bring the women of afghanistan up to the level, the owner of the future. and they are the owner of all that is happening. >> it is a new era for these girls. now learning to play cricket. they have had to stay at home if the taliban were still in power. curious about me and keen to talk, but outside, they face many restrictions and uncertainty about their future after nato forces pull out. this is one example of the progress has been getting a high school in the past 10 years, but in the rural and less secure areas, there are millions that are not getting any kind of education and are under pressure to get married while still a school age. it is tough being a girl in afghanistan, but they ar
with the local law enforcement and local government. the local government is going, what is going on here? vegas was part of nevada and utah were mormon. the center of power used to be in salt lake city. it is still, to a degree. it was frowned upon. there was gambling and prostitution down there. with all this money, i think the folks up there when, hey, we should get our hands around this and get control of the situation. it made for strange bedfellows. really odd marriages of really different cultures in a way that we had not seen before. tavis: what are you learning so far about walking in the shoes of a wise guy, trying to go good? >> is really an interesting perspective. let's -- try to divorce yourself from me for a moment. this is part of my process. reading, talking to individuals, taking in information from whatever quarter i can find it. the attitude is, not speaking for myself, what separates me from law enforcement? nothing. they are just the people with the badges. they do things that are as corrupt and more corrupt than me. they are fighting for theirs. i am here so that i can get
in the swing state of colorado. she spoke to a local businessman about -- businesswoman about the issues. >> how have the last four years been for you? >> it has been stressful. it has been a blessing, obviously. >> would you have liked more help as a small-business owner? gregg's absolutely. when the economy tanks, -- >> absolutely. ed, thingsconomy tanks got tight. i build this business. my plan was not helped by the economic situation. >> you are trying to encourage every business owner to employ just one extra person. >> jefferson county has an initiative, just add one. it is for stakeholders like myself, business owners, and we come together and say, let's put together a strategic plan to put people back to work. jefferson county has 20 douses bob businesses. our objective is that if we can get 5% of this area to hire one person, that is a lot of jobs. i think we have a certain group of folks that really understand how bad off we were when president obama took office. then we have the other based on emotion. and they have probably always voted for one party and probably always going
interesting. fall pledge drives have started at your local public tv and radio. >> big bird will have to take a pay cut. >>> we had a couple of former local politicians watch the debate in our studio last night. former congressman tom periello of virginia conceded mitt romney won the night but he may have to pay the price for his strong performance. >> his policy positions are completely opposite from everything he said the last 18 months. i think he came across strongly but i think people's concern is does this guy have a core sense of right and wrong. when they look at the policy discrepancies and how it falls on the middle class, he will have to answer for that. >> we'll also hear from former maryland governor gobb earlic what he thought of the debate coming up in our next half- hour. >>> police are asking to help find a missing fairfax county teenager. ryan glenn -- bryan glenn was last seen outside of w.t. woodson high school but he wasn't at class. investigators have been out with blood hounds searching the area. if you have any information on glenn's whereabouts, please call police. >>
now turn their focus to some local voters. good morning and welcome to news4 today. i'm eun yang. >> i'm aaron gilchrist. the roads may be just slick enough to slow you down this morning. a live look outside right now at 6:00 a.m. we know that some folks are starting to see some rain drops coming through the area. tom kierein is here to break it all down for us. >> just some scattered light rain. don't have any heavy downpours like we had the other day. but enough to make the pavement wet, and for fender benders, as we've already had several of those. right now, all of this coming as a front is moving into our area and going to bring an end to the high humidity. it's still humid this morning with the showers. there are some moderate showers where you see this one batch of orange and yellow here in western charles county. that's advancing a bit to the north and east and should be around the prince george's county beltway in about ten minutes. the rest of northern virginia, just a few scattered light sprinkles. much of maryland and up in toward the pennsylvania border. temperatures are m
it yesterday and so have many local business owner who say they wouldn't be able to absorb the extra cost. voters will weigh in on it in november. live in san jose. >> a former teacher who was killed inside her home will be laid to rest today. funeral service for her will start at ten this morning at saint patrick's church in rodeo. she was found stabbed to death on october 5th. a husband and wife are suspects in the killing. they were arrested in the seattle area last week. >>> a man has been described as a starter in a gang rape in richmond will be sentenced today. the 22-year-old is set to get a 32 year prison sentence. he and five others are charged with gang raping a 16-year-old girl outside a richmond high school homecoming dance in 2009. >> time is now 7:05. angry protesters disrupted last night's port of oakland board meeting. >> we are outraged. >> the media has exposed what we have known all long. >> angry union workers cited us and our investigation in their protest against the commission and the management. coming up at 7:46 the very latest on the fates of two top manager
important for the public to continue to monitor the situation in your local community. listen to your state and local officials, follow instructions. the more you follow the instructions, the more they can deal with situation. next obviously i want to talk about the extraordinary hardship. seen over the past 48 hours. our thoughts and prayers go out to all the families to of lost loved ones. unfortunately there have been fatalities as a consequence of hurricane sandy, and it's not clear that we have counted up all the fatalities at this point. obviously this is something that is heartbreaking for the entire nation, and we certainly feel profoundly for the families who have been uprooted and will be going through some very tough times over the next several days, perhaps weeks and months. the most important message i have for them is that america is waiting. we are standing behind you, and we will do everything we can to help you get back on your feet. earlier today i had a conversation with the governors, and many of the mayors in the affected areas, including gov. christie, cuomo, and bloom
entities. associating yourself with political causes is much more controversial than giving to the local hospital. >> ryssdal: conservative political causes have been in his blood for a long time. bopp got his start with the right-to-life movement in the 1970s. and he says he quickly learned an important lesson-- campaign finance laws were keeping conservative groups from getting their message out. >> so, to defend them and to make sure that they can be effective means opposing those laws. >> ryssdal: over the past 30 years, jim bopp has challenged more than 150 campaign finance laws. he's won some of the biggest cases in the country. >> campaign finance laws don't do anything for citizens, other than stifle and limit them. the average voter could care less who's, quote, "funding" a politician or... >> ryssdal: really? >> ...or a... of course. >> ryssdal: do you think people should care about where this money's coming from? >> generally no, because it's the message. you know, you either buy the argument or don't buy the argument. generally no, it doesn't matter. truth doesn't change beca
not want to say that nothing has been done, because scott can tell this -- at the local level. the local watchdog is hurting around the country, but at the national level i do not know that a so much the case that we are not able to be vigilant anymore. i think vigilance is taking a different form. it is taking the form of more collaborative efforts, where people are working together to produce really in-depth stories that are hard hitting and take that watchdog role. it is happening in other mediums. a lot of documentary filmmaking is becoming investigative and there's more support and acknowledgment for that. if you look at the numbers over time, more newspapers do not exist, a lot of reporters have lost their jobs, that is true, you cannot deny it, but i went to the investigative reporting conference this year and there were 1500 people there, one of the largest turnouts ever. people are still doing work, doing it in different ways. the money is always hard to come by. it may be harder, but we also have wider means of distribution. it is hard to say -- there is no clear cost-benefit a
passed by a local delegation. you go to the local primaries and we go to the national convention. it is the buttons, the posters, the signs, the funny hats people wear. what we are trying to do is to collect the entire of sent through these material options. bring this back to washington, there is a cataloging process which will ultimately lead to a digitized record. >> we exist to document culture and this is part of that. it is that materiality that we are trying to gather. it has to have dimension to it. >> i feel that is important to understand history in order to understand the president. history does have a way of repeating itself and in america, it repeats itself every four years. if you have an understanding of tricks, techniques that have been used, you can understand what is going on now. >> that brings today's show to a close. for all of us here at world news america, thank you for watching and come back tomorrow. >> make sense of international news at bbc.com/news. >> funding for this presentation was made possible by the freeman foundation of new york, stowe, vermont
local as a challenge to collect the loss follows -- the most photos. go to wbaltv.com. click on u local. >> >> police tell us they are investigating three shootings within the span of 15 minutes. the first happened just before 9:00 ladid the west baltimore. and at the event of predict an unidentified man was shot once. the victim was last to a hospital. temin's later, a man was found shot in the 200 block of north fulton have it. no word on his condition. a man was shot in the 4700 block of liberty heights avenue in northwest baltimore. paramedics transported the victim to a nearby hospital. detectives said the incidents did not appear to be related but investigators could not provide details on a suspect a possible motive i did any of the three shootings. >> a showdown between the president and mitt romney. the first time the two faced off this election cycle. it was a heated exchange at times. we have team coverage of commitment 2012. it did a party with -- a debate party with students. but we begin in denver. >> heading into this debate, both candidates try to live up to the billing.
with hamas. a source within the palestinian group says a truce will begin midnight local time 13 days to go until the u.s. chooses the next president. each side is trying to get an all-important women's vote. what is driving their decision? steve kingston went to denver, colorado to find out. >> the breathtaking fall splendor of the rocky mountains. in his foothills sit the mile high city. the beating heart of a critical swing states, a state where women voters outnumber men by more than 100,000. >> my name is rebecca. i am a single mother with three teenage children. >> i am catherine. my husband is working two jobs while i stay home and take care of my 2-year-old daughter, charlotte. >> women on a budget come to this giant retailer for a no- frills convenience. the cards are used to have a corporate job. the right after she was born i was laid off we went from having a lot of money to not nearly as much money. >> bill clinton famous huizar -- famously targets of bombs. sarah palin rallied hockey mom spirit of the 2012 variation on that group could decide the outcome. that is because in el
in the local lanes. if you are east on 66th heavy volume from fair oaks to 123 and approaching the capital beltway. that's a check of your fox 5 on- time traffic. >>> we begin with two developing stories. the first in prince william county where the personal belongings of dozens of people are destroyed. about 80 storage unites burned overnight in manassas. the fire burned for at least three hours. investigators don't know the cause of the blaze. no one was hurt. >>> meanwhile, the search continues for two local hikers missing in montana. jason heiser and neal peckens disappeared friday during a visit to glacier national park of the they were record missing after failing to catch a flight home. at least 50 people joined the search team but heavy snow and thick clouds made aerial and ground searches difficult. >>> the trial begins for two police officers accused of beating a university of maryland student in 2010. it was all caught on tape from a dorm window. >> the student was celebrating with other rowdy students outside after the school beat duke in a basketball game. karen gray houston i
it only happens to the fighters. >> narrator: locals came out to buy bread from a bakery. in this city of over two million, thousands of people continue to live in what is a battlefield rather than flee to refugee camps in neighboring turkey. one man, who didn't want to reveal his identity, told us why he was risking his life. >> narrator: ghaith saw government aircraft, helicopters, and artillery shelling and bombing indiscriminately. >> we saw a small planflying very low, and it curved low into the area and dropped one bomb, in the corner of a house, far away from where the rebels are. it basically shows you how, you know, how they're missing the rebels but they are actually hitting the civilian targets. >> narrator: a local resident berated the rebel fighter for bringing the battle to his city. >> narrator: that night, an artillery shell destroyed a nearby house. >> i think the bombing is so nerve wracking, you get used to the kaboom, the whoosh and the explosion, there's different kinds of explosions. we get used to them. but then they fall on a house, then they fall on an apartmen
with our local jobs picture and it's pretty good compared to the rest of the country. >> this is another situation where we're saying thank goodness we live in the washington region. the latest unemployment figures are out. let's take a look. at 5.5%, the washington metro area continues to have the lowest unemployment rate of the nation's major job markets. unemployment down all over. northern virginia came in at 4.3%, down from 4.8% at this time last year. suburban maryland stood at 6%, town from 6.2%. d.c. 8.8%. that was down from 10.4% this time last year. things are looking good right now but they may not continue to do so. >> when i first got here, it was always about the federal government and contractors made this place recession proof until we heard the word sequestration. and that's going to take a big hit on this area. what's the latest? >> well, this is a ticking time bomb. we had this massive federal budget package, spending cuts possibly looming. if they trigger because congress hasn't done something, we could lose a lot of jobs in the washington area. washington defense con
dollars straight to our local schools, and guarantees the politicians can't touch it. thirty-eight will restore the education cuts from sacramento. so remember this number. prices at th >>> experts blame a complicate mix of refine rye outages and pipeline problems for the dramatic rise of prices at the pump. julie watts provides perspective on the prices. >> reporter: just the past 24 hours, we have seen another 8- cent hike in gas prices. on september 30, the average price of a gallon of regular in california was $4.14. we're now closing in on $4.45. if it's any consolation, it could be worse. highest prices in the state are in los angeles, so not here. and the highest average price in california history was $4.61 in 2008. >>> now, one manteca gas station owner has locked his pumps yesterday and refused to sell he is he so fed up. he couldn't stomach being forced to charge nearly $5 a gallon. he is back in business today and keeping prices as low as possible but says his costs have increased nearly a dollar a gallon in a week and he hopes drivers will spend money inside his
the deficit, he said he could make the math work by eliminating local public funding for pbs. by the way, this is not new. this is what he has been saying every time he is asked a question. we can cut out pbs. for all you moms and kids out there, do not worry. somebody is finally getting tough on big bird. who knew that he was driving our deficit? we are going after that. he has decided we are going after big bird. elmo is making a run for the border. the governor romney once wall street who run wild, but he is going -- if governor romney wants wall street to run wild, but he is going to bring down the hammer on "sesame street." we cannot afford another round of tax cuts for the wealthy. we cannot afford to roll back regulations on banks and insurance companies. we cannot got our investments on education, clean energy, research, technology. that is not a plan to grow the economy. that is not change. we have been there. we have tried that. we are not going back. we are moving forward. that is why i am running for a second term as president of the united states. [applause] look -- we have
prosecution because our office has civil. so we would have to turn that over to the local prosecutors or the u.s. attorney. we have been very good about, let's say, being draconian on fines. we've had a number of very large fines and i think a call it the legitimate telemarketing industry has a gold star next to indiana simply just it is not worth of cost of doing business. so whether you're on the do not call or not, at least up until the voip, we've been very successful just using the civil penalties but if i catch rachel i will certainly look for criminal statute. >> next question without touching too much nerves. do the federal rules supersede the state once on auto dialing? >> no. >> all right. shall we move on? you want to address it? >> i will say i think there are some open questions that have been filed at the sec on that topic and i don't believe the agency has addressed those questions and i don't think i should say more about that. >> we would be glad to have the hearing if you want to have one so. >> one more question. can somebody explain exactly what an auto dialer is? eric? >>
into home interest mortgage deductions, unless you get rid of state and local taxes. that will hit the middle class hard. you have to be honest about this. the debate hurt obama and helped romney, and romney's gotten a bump in the polls, although it seems to be flattening out. you look at the new poll in ohio, the president is at 51%, romney is at 47%. i think the president, the fundamental structure of the race hasn't been changed, but if he doesn't go on the attack, if biden doesn't do a good job against ryan, and if the president doesn't show up and isn't strong in the second debate, then you're going to have a tossup race. >> well, i would disagree with your approach, first of all. i don't approach it that way. that's going back and relegating all the old arguments. in spirit what i would do, unlike shrumy, i would take the big issue that is separating the candidates, don't get into the little trench warfare about what's your tax plan and where were you on medicare two weeks ago. i would say where did you stand on saving the american auto industry? you had one position, i had a
in hospital. she was just 51 and used to sell sweets on the steps of a local church. poor families like this one made an impression on the mayor back in 2005. >> i was running for mayor, and one day, i encountered a little kid crying in front of his door of his house. and i went to him and asked him, "what happened?" "my mother left me." i asked the neighbor what was going on. he told me is that she took her television set to a pawn shop in order to get some money to put his father to rest and get the coffin, get the things. and then, i said, "this is something that is happening every day in the capital. we have to do something about it." and that day, i started promoting that if i became mayor, we would have funeral homes in order to give dignity to the poorest people of the city. [indistinct talking] >> and in a culture where community ties are strong, that may mean taking everything needed for a wake into one of the poor barrios of tegucigalpa. with an empty coffin on board, the pickup heads off to the morgue to collect the body of a young gunshot victim. we joined them later as his
. where this really has an impact is local but also on state emissions. california has all kinds of stuff on the balanced, because if you have got more money than your opponent, you could win. tavis: joe biden has apparently written a tell-all, and i am told it is not a flattering picture he paints of the vice president. i do not know if that would have any impact. the question is what kind of nose itches -- what kind of buzz is generated. it >> if an idealistic young american comes to washington to change things, but washington changes him. in the process of explaining his story, he takes after his former boss, joe biden, and portrays joe biden in a negative light. it is also a scathing indictment of how washington politics works and how both parties will relate to the business community who. this gentleman also places a pretty broad indictment on both parties in terms of how they .elate to wall street triggere tavis: will the republicans hold onto the house? i was just in my home state of indiana, and mr. murdoch has put his foot in his mouth again, and that is a tight race, but will th
, local produce, all at discount prices. >>> a lot of people take them but a new report warns that dozens of weight loss and dietary supplements do not deliver the results they promise. cbs news medical correspondent dr. don on the report to watch out for. >> reporter: some are labeled that they treat a disease. and that's illegal. this label is legal because it claims to boost the immune system and support overall health but it does not say it treats a specific disease. this label for a product containing algae and a herb called heal all is illegal, because it claims to treat herpes and the flu. >> this report raises questions about the extent to which these claims are truthful and not misleading, because the fda doesn't have the ability to look at the substantiation behind the claims, so there's really no way for them or consumers to know whether or not the claims are truthful. >> reporter: the fda has only limited power to regulate supplements because federal law classifies them as food, not drugs. products are required to be safe but the fda only monitors them after they're on the mar
. i volunteered. went to school in ohio. i wanted to play a part in doing local tutoring, et cetera. that made me a part of my community. secondly, we benefit local businesses in community. we create jobs. and thirdly, and perhaps most importantly, the u.s. census counts for student populations. so if you are in ohio state, the 50,000 people who go to ohio state who are students there nine months of the year, the community is getting federal and statewide dollars for that money. so they are reaping the benefits of students going there, yet they're saying that they're infiltrating infiltrating infiltrating or diluting votes. it's nonsense. >> we're talking about the top of the ballot. it's one thing if you're talking about the school board race or city council race. when you're talking about the top of the ballot, the presidency, then the idea that there's a dilution of american citizens voting for the american president is only because we have this archaic system of the electoral college, right, which changes state by state, the value of your vote. the real issue is students in swin
nation's capitol and booming out to you on current tv and on your local progressive talk radio station. hope you had a good weekend got a chance to rest up watch some baseball, watch some football, and are ready to tackle the news of the day. of course, it is a holiday for some americans. don't ask me. well, if you work for state, local, or federal government. i guess state and local still. we know the federal government has the day off. schools are open today at least in montgomery county. so if you have got the holiday, enjoy it. if not, like the rest of us welcome to the workday. we would be grad to take your calls. a 866-55-press 866-557-7377. having now said that we are all working today, that's not true because dan henning has decided to celebrate the day. >> yeah, he is not italian. >> but peter ogburn here. and siprion is out today too. monty is filling in for him as our video engineer. >> and you're back most importantly, you are back. >> thank you. and a great big thank you to john fugelsang and to jamal simmons for take over the driver's seat- week. good to
fires backs sound like you're trying to put answers to questions. that's where it ended. the local michigan station pulled that part of the interview off the website. they said the time was up and everyone making big deal out of nothing. congressman ryan's team statement they issued. reporter was well over allotted time interview when he started to ask a weird question related to gun violence with tax cuts. ryan responded anyone would with a strange situation, when you do 200 interviews in couple months eventually you will see a local reporter embarass himself. that from the ryan campaign. that is the back and forth. hope you're able to follow all that. be sure to follow us on thursday night for the first and only vice presidential debate between vice president joe biden and congressman paul ryan. coverage and analysis gets started at 8:55 eastern time. bill: i like your idea. do reenactment. give me the reporter. i'll be ryan. new survey of small businesses showing business owners are pessimistic about the near future. the future. the drop openings are dropping. charles payne with
an institution that is durable will indicate what is left. with the occupy wall street, we did not see this local level where they tried to take over local level offices. i did not see the same kind of activity. the tea party went very local levels proved a lot of times, you did not see it. the fact that ted crews out of texas won the nomination for the republican party is because of the group that localized at the level -- the local level kind of under the radar. polls showed that his opponent, david duke verse, was leading in the polls. but then came the election day, and ted cruz sweat, because of those institutions that had been created that were terrible. however, if they have not, and i do not know where they have and where they have not, but where they have not, i would suspect a waning of a tea party activity. but even if people are not organizing, that does not mean the sentiment is not there. it is question of the tea party movement is almost like the occupy wall street movement. it is a way to identify a unique set of views that you do not get if you just say you are republican or a de
bills. robert mccartney from the "washington post" joins us live to break it all down. >>> and a local rising star in the boxing ring joins us live. just a few days ago kevin rivers, jr. won his debut fight. his incredible climb to the top. >>> 7:57 now. we'll be right back. >>> straight ahead at 8:00, mitt romney's resurgence, the republican nominee comes out swinging at the first presidential debate from the economy to healthcare to funding for big bird. we'll have highlights and reaction in a live report. >>> good morning, everybody, i'm taupie perkins. >> i'm allison seymour. welcome to fox 5 morning news. happy you're with us today. >> we're also happy to have tucker barnes with us to tell us what we've got in store for today. yesterday was like a summer day, hot and muggy. >> yeah, it was muggy too, i really noticed the humidity. humidity is still with us this morning, we've got some cloud cover, couple of light showers moving through and gradually improvement today. so that's the word of the day, gradually improvement. >> i thought there was going to be some sunshine, i was w
heading back to work tomorrow might be surprised by the ads in some local stations. fox5 morning news at 7:00 starts right now. >>> that live shot not as pretty as where holly was. >> i know. >> it is a chilly start to the day to be sure. and this is monday, october 8, 2012, columbus day. good morning, i'm tony perkins. >> i'm alison seymour. montgomery county police officer shoots a man in silver spring this morning around 3:15 near flora lane and woodland drive. police got a call about the man showing up at his girlfriend's house, threatening to hurt himself and others. officers got to the girlfriend and two children and got them out the door. they believe the man was armed, and there was a confrontation before the officer shot that man. he is in the hospital in serious condition. >>> right now to find out what's happening with our weather for today. gwen is here for tucker this morning. >> good morning. yes, it is chilly. was a chilly one yesterday. cold overnight as well. typical fall weather and it's landed on our door step. satellite radar composite, cloudy skies, and a lot of you se
and should test but i like the idea of more local control and decision making for how we support our education and i like the idea of federal dollars falling into students, so i like to see more parents be able to choose things for them. unlike senator kent will i support public charter schools and supports innovation and i'm not someone will be a tool in the u.s. senate race at >> senator cantwell? cantwell: education is so important. as someone that went to school and got to go to it from college and know how important it is, but ednrique, your questions or with early childhood education and that's why i want to make sure that we don't have a ryan budget that would cut some of our most essentials education programs. i want to make sure that we invest in early childhood education and vindicate recalled system i've been focused to make sure that we continue science, technology, engineering and math. some of the best investments i've seen in the states have been at the school district or delta high school and the evergreen school in southwest washington or the asian high school. they
they can launch as late as 11:00 or noo local time, 1:00 or 2:00 pm eastern time. they're going to wait another couple of hours to make the call. they could see more optimal conditions now that the sun has come up and winds may die down. the key height they're looking at is winds 700 to 800 feet above the earth were a little bit too high earlier today. they think now that the sun has come up that those winds may come down. they're going to stick it out for another couple of hours and may still be able to launch today. a couple of months ago i talked to the daredevil, felix baumgartner and asked him a fairly heavy question about all of this. >> always been part of my life, as a base jumper, you always face death on every base jump. therefore, it is important that you do your homework, because you need confidence. you have to have confidence in your team, your skills and yourself. and you always hope you're not going to die. it might happen but i'm going to put everything out there to make sure it's not going to happen. >> he has a large team of scientists and other experts at work. they'
brotherhood teamsters who comes to us tonight from local 630 in los angeles. mr. hoffa, great to you with us tonight. what did the middle class miss about mitt romney last night? >> well, you know, it's hard to debate somebody that lies constantly, and for him to all of a sudden say he cares about the middle class, i believe that video about the 47%, that's what he really thinks about us. and he still is back to, he's going to have tax cuts for the rich and there's only one way to balance a budget. going after social security, medicare, medicaid. he wants to privatize social security. he wants to send you a voucher with regard to medicare. he is against what we stand for, and the things that basically are the safety net in america right now. and no matter what you saw last night, it was a big lie because he base kpically tried to remak himself last night. you know, we know the real mitt romney. >> he says the middle class has been crushed under president obama. what's your reaction to that? >> well, they haven't been crushed. basically they're suffering from the bush crash that happened in '
being shown to them, primarily on local news where most people get their news and they're counting on people not going back and checking and they're counting on a rigorous media fact check on it that he can get away with marketing this version of himself to current voters. mitt romney as republicans on the right believe, is just going to be the hand that holds the pen that signs conservative legislation. so there's no reason to believe that as president, he wouldn't simply sign because look, if he wins, that meant that republicans probably get the senate and probably hold the house. there is any reason to believe mitt romney would not follow through and sign anti-abortion legislation that came to his desk? is there any reason to believe he wouldn't at least attempt to put forward supreme court justices that would overturn roe? no reason not to believe that. >> i think there is also the other danger in terms of backtracking right now is, the conservative base, i mean the fact that the romney campaign immediately followed up that statement with, oh, wait, of course he's pro life, he
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